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>>> good morning. fall of a hero. legendary general david petraeus steps down as cia director, admitting to an extramarital affair. a shocking turn for a man credited for saving the war effort in iraq, as questions about the affair and the fallout swirl around washington. >>> state of confusion. the rest ofhe country has elected a president while the election results in florida remain too close to call. many are asking when it comes to voting why is the sunshine state still in the dark? >>> and bieber breakup. word that justin bieber and selena gomez have split. while they might be sad, a lot of 'tween and teenage girls are likely shrieking with joy, "today," saturday, november 10th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. general david petraeus was one of the most revered figures in washington. a four-star general known for turning around the war in iraq. >> he was even considered a potential presidential candidate, so his admission that he had an extramarital affair, forcing his resignation as cia director,
, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails exchanged with the woman who sparked the probe into cia director david petraeus. where will this all lead? >>> costly. one of nascar's most famous drivers, jeff gordon, hit with a hefty fine for his role in this nasty post-race fight. >>> and we've got that one thing. just look at the crowd on our plaza this morning. thousands upon thousands of fans still pouring in for one direction today, tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. even the audio guy is excited this morning about our concert on the plaza. just wants to say it three times. we've got one direction here. it is huge, and we do mean huge. >> and just want to say i'm matt lauer, and you're right. huge. we're not going to qualify. our executive producer just called up and talked to us and said that this is without a doubt the largest crowd we have ever had for a concert here in the many years we've been holding concerts on the "today" show. >> we didn't fill
>>> good morning, fall of a hero, legendary general david petraeus steps down at cia director after admitting an extramarital affair. as questions about the affair and the fallout swirl around washington. state of confusion, the rest of the country has elected a president and the ruts in florida remain too close to call. and when it comes to voting, why is the sunshine state still in the dark. and bieber break up, word that justin bieber and selena gomez may have split. they may bed sad, but many teenager girls are likelyikely screaming with joy. >>> on nbc news, this is "today." with lester holt and erica hill. >> welcome to "today" on a saturday. >> general david petraeus, a four star general, is known for turning around the war in iraq. >> his admission that he had an extramarital affair forcing his resignation at cia director set off shock waves across washington. it was part of an fbi investigation and if t has many wondering if he compromised national security. >> that's not the only big story. president obama and house speaker john boehner appear to be drawing lines in the sa
. >> savannah, thank you. ex-cia director david petraeus is on capitol hill this morning being grilled about the deadly consulate attack in libya as his former agency launches an investigation into his personal conduct and admitted affair. nbc's andrea mitchell is in watchington with more on this story. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: all eyes today are on former cia director david petraeus who finds himself under investigation by the very agency he once headed as cia investigates whether petraeus used agency resources to further relationship with his biographer predwell, this as petraeus heads to capitol hill today testifying behind closes doors on the benghazi attacks before the house and senate intelligence committees. the nation's former top spy is facing pressure on two fronts. now under investigation by the agency he once headed, even as he prepares to testify before a congress on benghazi. petraeus' testimony is expected to focus on when the cia knew the attack on the consulate was an act of terrorism and not a spontaneous demonstration. on thursday top intelligence officials brief
the job of cia director general petraeus. a serious story with a lot of serious questions, but also giving a lot of fodder to late-night comics. take a look at that coming up in a little bit and we'll joined by a man who will be fully retrained talking about this scandal, seth mitchell. >> laugh, don't cry, i guess is the answer there, and elegant, refined and practical. we are, of course, talking about willie -- no, the little black dress. >> yes. >> the lbd. andre has written an entire book about it and tells us why this is such a staple of women's fashion and such a great book to look through. we'll talk to him coming up. >> and, of course, if you watched us yesterday, were you here for the spectacle that was one direction. well, the five boys from britain did us a favor and recorded a couple of songs and left them for us, and we're going to share those with you later on in this hour. >> can't get enough. >> all right. first "twilight" fever is about to hit a fever pitch as "guy light, breaking dawn part 2" opens up this weekend. joining us now is one of the stars. >> here, get this jac
>>> good morning. unanswered questions. the affair that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. when was it uncovered? why did it take so long to tell the president? and why was this woman the target of harassing e-mails from the general's mistress? >>> blown away. a neighborhood in indianapolis in shambles after a mysterious and deadly explosion. more than 30 homes may have to be demolished. what caused that powerful blast? and the pits, a fight breaks out between crews of two racing teams after nascar superstar jeff gordon intentionally crashed into another driver. he says he has nothing to apologize for today, monday, november 12th, 2012. "today" with matt lauer and >>> and good morning, welcome to "today" on monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. possible to overstate how shocked those who know david betrars are over the turn of events and fallout from his surprising resignation is reaching beyond washington this morning. >> his admitted affair was first discovered when the fbi discovered threatening e-mails when sent to a woman in flori
>>> good morning. firestorm of controversy. new questions swirling now about former cia director david petraeus, the relationship with his biographer, the investigation, and what all of this means when it comes to the probe into that attack in benghazi. the general's form er spokesman speaks out to nbc news in his only tv interview. >>> deadly explosion -- at least two people killed. dozens of homes damaged after a massive blast overnight in indianapolis. what went wrong? >>> and "twilight." the final film opening in just days. the love story about vampires and werewolves, why has it turned so many fans into crazed beasts? we'll take a bite out of that story today, sunday, november 11, 2012. >>> and welcome to "today" on this sunday morning, veterans day. i'm erica hill. >>> and i'm lester holt. today is an important day to honor those who served in our armed forces. you're looking it at the tomb of the unknown at arlington national cemetery. the president will lay a wreath there later on this morning. >>> one of america's most decorated veterans, david petraeus, is behind closed
luck to you. >>> we begin this morning with the new fallout in the wide nick scandal tied to former cia director david petraeus' admitted affair. nbc's andrea mitchell is keeping track of it all. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. marine general john allen, david petraeus' successor in afghanistan and the next nominated head of military for nato nomination put on hold. >>> this scandal involves two very different women, tampa socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer paula broadwell with whom petraeus had a relationship. >> thank you for all that you have done for me and for our precious daughters. >> reporter: marine general john allen is married with a sterling record, but on a flight to australia monday aides to defense secretary leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the case involving allen's predecessor in afghanistan, david petraeus. fbi investigators you be covered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between general allen and jill kelley whom he and his wife had gotten to know in tampa. they were reviewing between 20,00
are learning more today about september's deadly consulate attack. former cia director david petraeus, still reeling from revelations of his affair testified on capitol hill behind closed doors. kristen welker has more. >> reporter: general petraeus snuck in and out of the capitol on friday, but his testimony is still making waves with lawmakers. some say it only raises more questions about the way the administration handled the bengahzi attack. reporters were blocked from petraeus to spare him embarrassment. lawmakers say petraeus testified that cia immediately believed that terrorists were involved in the assault, that is in contrast to what secretary rice said days after the incident, when she said it was a spontaneous attack. others noted the cia's initial assessment of terrorism was classified and not included in the talking points rice was given. critics of the administration are demanding more answers, while others are defending ambassador rice. >> the original talking points were much more specific about al qaeda involvements. yet the final ones just said indications of extremists. >
are learning more today about september's deadly consulate attack in benghazi, libya. former cia director david petraeus still reeling from the revelation of his affair, testified on capitol hill behind closed doors. kristin welker is in our washington bureau with more. good morning. >> reporter: general petraeus snuck in and out of the capital on friday, but his testimony is still making waves with lawmakers. some say it only raises more questions about the way the administration landled the benghazi attack. due to the firestorm surrounding his life, reporters were blocked to spare him embarrassment. lawmakers say petraeus testified that the cia immediately believed that terrorists were involved in the september 11 benghazi assault. that is a stark contrast to the account u.n. ambassador susan rice offered in the days after the incident when she said that what happened in benghazi was a spontaneous attack. some lawmakers said the discrepancy was the result of evolving intelligence, while others noted the cia's initial assessment of terrorism was classified and therefore not included in the tal
. >>> to the hill, former cia director david petraeus agrees to testify this week before congress about the deadly attack in benghazi as new details emerge about the e-mails that led to his resignation. >>> this morning, senator john mccain weighs in on it all. >>> and guy's new restaurant gets one of the harshest reviews ever written. a drink that tastes like radiator fuel, guy fights back in a live interview today, thursday, november 15th, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. we'll talk about major breaking news in a minute. but the review you talked about about guy fieri's restaurant, i have never read a review like this. and a lot of people are wondering, is this fair? the kind of review that should be written? or did this go across some kind of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, roasted, fileted, skewered. when the review starts out guy fieri, have you eaten at your new restaurant in time square? we look forward to a response. >> looking forward to what he has to say. >>> also a developing story in
testifies on capitol hill today a week after his bombshell resignation as cia director. he'll address the deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. on thursday lawmakers watched video footage showing that raid in a bid to uncover why intelligence reports did not initially indicate that the assault was a terrorist act. >>> it the the end of an era for twihard everywhere. the final saga opened today nation wie. nbc's jen no wolfe joins us this morning. >> reporter: it's the end of the world of "twilight," no more werewolves or vampires or steamy love triangles involving werewolves and vampires. after five installments, it's all over, and fans are none too happy about it. it's a relatively simple premise. >> it's about a girl who falls in love with a vampire. >> she falls in love with the werewolf, too. >> two different species come together. >> bella has to choose between who she wants to be with you. >> like "days of our lives" on steroids. >> reporter: throw in billions in merchandising and keep the series going as lange as you can. "twilight, breaking down part 2, the"
, the former cia director, testifying that they were aware this was a terrorist attack from the get-go. did his testimony leave the white house any plausible deniability about how it characterized that attack? >> it may have, because at the time of the attack in the immediate aftermath, the intelligence community was saying something very similar to what susan rice said on "meet the press" and other programs five days later. and this is the key question, which is, did they fail to call it what it was? and that is a terror attack on an anniversary of 9/11? and if so, why? i think resolving that is still the key question, but it only gets us to the bigger question, lester, which is what about america's footprint on the ground in a country like libya that needs so much rebuilding at a time when the united states does not want to be responsible for all of that security and all of that rebuilding? >> and we're all mindful the president leaves hoping to get a deal to avert the fiscal cliff some time after the thanksgiving break. is that wishful thinking or has the climate changed to the point this ma
. >> good morning. the woman at the center of the bombshell resignation of former cia director general david petraeus returned to her home overnight, first time since news of biographer paula broadwell's affair with petraeus broke, she and her husband hosted family and friends at their charlotte home. representatives working with the broadwell family say paula and her family are focusing on sticking together through a difficult time. according to associated press, a person close to broadwell says she's quote devastated by fallout of the affair and deeply regrets the damage she has done. >>> the president is on a three nation tour of southeast asia. chuck todd has the latest from myanmar. good evening where you are, chuck. >> reporter: willie, it was just a few short years ago this country was essentially isolated from the world community. now president obama makes this historic trip, becoming the first u.s. president to visit myanmar, country formerly known as burma. a rousing welcome for the president. a sea of people eager to catch a glimpse of the motorcade. uniformed school children wavi
: tuesday rice acknowledged there was no protest in benghazi, but she blamed the cia, as she did last week. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. >> reporter: acting cia director mike morel accompanied rice tuesday, in effect her wing man, but it didn't help. >> i'm more troubled today knowing, having met with the acting director of the cia and ambassador rice. >> reporter: both senator kelly ayotte and senator lindsey graham threatened to block rice's nomination. rice did persuade one senator. >> she said what she believed was true, and she was under no political influence from the white house. >> reporter: but joe lieberman is quitting the senate and won't have a vote rice and president obama are closer than he and the iconic hillary clinton. the president has made it clear he will fight for rice and tuesday the white house was not backing down. >> the focus on, some might say obsession on comments made on sunday shows, seems to me and to many to be misplaced. >> reporter: one ve
and hope we get somebody in the cia that knows what we're doing. we have never been at more danger in the whole scheme of things worldwide than we are today. we keep having great people drop like flies and we can't afford -- we're running out of them. >> we sure are. >>> let's give a kiss to our veteran, shall we? this is cool. they are coming together and want to send postcard kisses to our troops. the idea is get a blank postcard like this, which we have, then you kiss it. >> ready? >> uh-huh. >> make it a nice kiss, not a nasty kiss. i know you. >> yours is good. mine you can't really see. >> anyway, then you send them. >> mine has a smoog. where can they get these, hoda woman? >> i don't know. somewhere dot com-ish. >>> anyway, favorite things, shall we? can i tell you something, there's secret deodorant, then there's secret deodorant. this is the eucalyptus blossom, one of the natural mineral ones. it's $45 -- >> $45? >> $4 to $5. >> smells great. >> it's minerals, i don't know, it works. i'm into it. $4. >> all right, mine is called fontas green apple throat lozenges. 17.95 a
.s. general is coming under investigation this morning amid the widening fallout from former cia director general david petraeus' resignation. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan general john allen is being investigated for some 20,000 to 30,000 pages of potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelly. kelley's initial complaint that she had received harassing e-mails from petraeus' alleged lover paula broadwell set off the initial fbi investigate into the petraeus affair. allen was set to be the next nato commander for europe, a nomination now on hold. meantime, monday night the fbi searched paula broadwell's home in north carolina but did not say what items it removed in its search. >>> investigators on the scene of an explosion that killed two people in an indianapolis neighborhood say a faulty furnace may be to blame. the owners of the home at the suspected epicenter of the blast weren't there at the time. this as dozens of displaced residents are briefly escorted to their properties to gather what they can from the wreckage. >>> gasoline rationing imposed in new jersey after hurr
. >> good morning, everyone. the fallout is widening this morning following the resignation of cia director general david petraeus. officials say the fbi investigation into petraeus' extramarital affairs was triggered by a complaint by one of his family friends, jill kelly. kelly told the fbi she had been receiving anonymous harassing e-mails. the fbi traced those e-mails to petraeus biographer paula broadwell we developing their affair. intelligence officials and congressional leaders want to know why they weren't told about the affair sooner as a matter involving a potential security breach. >>> deadly devastation in an indianapolis neighborhood has forced some 200 residents from their home as officials investigate what caused a sudden explosion and fire killing two people. the massive blast came without warning late saturday night, and the area is off limits until police know what cause it had. >>> frustrations are brimming over in new york and new jersey where two weeks after superstorm sandy, some 120,000 homes and businesses remain in the dark. this as the american red cross fights ba
to go ahead with rice's susan rice heads to capitol hill today where along with the acting cia director, she'll meet with three of her toughest republican critics to do damage control, a move that could pave the way for rice's nomination for secretary of state. at issue, rice's initial incorrect explanation of the september 11th terrorist attack in benghazi. >> this is a spontaneous reaction to a video. >> reporter: when rice's name was first floated for secretary of state, gop senators pounced. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination that's within our power as far as susan rice is concerned. >> reporter: rice, who said she was relying on preliminary intelligence reports, responded to mccain last week. >> i do think some of the statements he'd made about me have been unfounded, but i look forward to having the opportunity at the appropriate time to discuss all of this. >> reporter: late monday mccain told nbc news rice herself requested today's meeting. >> i'll be glad to have the opportunity to discuss these issues with her. >> reporter: savannah, the actual nominat
news reports that say the cia told its personnel to stand down. >>> the true that will decorate the grounds of the u.s. capital for the holidays is being prepped for its trip to washington. the 73-foot spruce was harvested friday from white river national forest in colorado. crews will take two days wrapping the tree before it makes its way east. most of the transportation costs are being paid through private donations and sponsored. >>> and in another holiday sign, the tradition is back in full force. butter ball has opened its annual turkey talk phone line. people can now call 1-800-butter ball to ask questions or get cooking advice from experts through december 24th. the company has provided the consumer help line every holiday season since 1981. the most popular question asked of the hotline. i have the turkey -- now what? that's the news. now back to lester and erica. >> thanks. >>> dylan dreyer now with a check of your weather. >> the last thing the east coast wants to talk about is another storm, but we are watching for the potential of a big storm moving in wednesday and
at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. >>> ex-cia chief general david petraeus spoke out about his affair with biographer paula broadwell in a letter to his colleague james shelton nbc news has learned this morning. in the november 20th note, petraeus says, quote, i screwed up royally and tells shelton, quote, i paid the price appropriately and i sought to do the right thing at the end of the day. petraeus also praises his wife for standing by him. the affair brought about petraeus' resignation earlier this month. >>> renewed fears this morning that egypt could be on the verge of a second popular revolution as mohamed morsi addresses the nation today calling for unity. nationwide protests have turned violent and even deadly as demonstrators blast morsi's decree last week that gave him virtually absolute power. >>> the united nations is set to recognize palestine as a state today with overwhelming support from the general assembly. the palestinians will ask for recognition as a non-member state. a similar designation is held by the vatican. but israel and the u.s. are opp
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